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CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
discuss thursday's vote in the united nations to elevate palestine to be a non-observers say. from today's state department briefing, this 10 minute. >> let's start with your incredibly successful efforts to lobby others not to vote in favor of the palestinians resolution at the u.n. not only that, but your attempt to secret diplomacy by sending -- stealthily sending deputy secretary abbas. what exactly do you want to get from abbas entity get it because it's pretty clear. >> first of all, there's nothing that deputy secretary church. we said who'd be expected to have the administration go up with the secretary had about 10 days ago. >> it would be him having that meeting was known before the briefing yesterday, correct? >> we made a decision that would announce a senior official at goa, but that we would not amount untrammeled announce the substance of the meeting until after the meeting had happened. that was something we did the agreement to the palestinians. just to give you all what we have here come the deputy secretary of state bill burns and middle east peace, david hill we
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 8:00pm EST
what's the greatest threat to the united states' national security. as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, i got asked that all the time. i answered in two words: our debt. i think i surprised him. today 15 former senior national security officials who served across eight presidential administrations have formed a coalition to stress the need for elected officials to act. for not only has the passage of time exacerbated some of the economic problems, it has revealed a perhaps equally-dangerous political one. our inability to grapple with pressing fiscal challenges represents nothing less than a crisis in our democratic order. compounding the instability and unpredictability in a volatile world. our propositions for this coalition are simple. the national security of the united states depends on its economic health. that health must be insured by averting the immediate crises and by laying the groundwork for a rigorous, long-term program of debt reduction, smart investment, economic growth and lower income inequality. in national security spending, we can target investments much m
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 8:30pm EST
in some sort of depth the various national security challenges facing the united states, and in the case, not only the united states but also the african continent. when you look at the area of responsibility africom has, it's so-ing, in terms of complexity and geography. many of you are well aware, at least this informed audience, that counterterrorism is still an issue the united states needs to take seriously. i think for some, with respect to africa, came to light with the tragic events in ben georgia circumstance but as general ham well knows, this has been challenging the united states and others for quite some time. the terrorist threat has metastasized. ding-dong, the witch is not dead, referring to osama bin laden. you see threats move and gravitate to un and understood protected areas. obviously al qaeda some the islamic maghreb seems to be on the march. they're spread and the al qaeda arabian peninsula, operating out of yemen, and one of these more or less undergoverned spaces. lots of opportunity but lots of concern. whether it's narcostates in the south, to huge challen
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 8:00pm EST
because of a strong speech he gave at the united nations last month denouncing mass rape and impunity in congo. mr. president, the united nations has 20,000 member peacekeeping force in eastern congo to help the region's violence. the area is still very fragile. awash in weapons, warlords and competing regional interests but it's also rich in minerals that are found in our everyday electronics and cell phones. it's been said that congo war contains wars within wars and that's true, but fueling much of this violence is a bloody contest for control of these minerals. in the last congress i was proud to join in a bipartisan effort with senators brownback and others to protect the country's mineral wealth from fueling the region's horrific violence. the bill we passed asked for transparency from companies using these minerals and it has to be approved, i was happy to see in august that the securities and exchange commission approved the rule. it's a sound and fair rule. it was disappointed when the national association of manufacturers in the united states say they've already targeted thi
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 8:00pm EST
terms of this new syrian national coalition. given that there may be prospects that the russians are more worried than they were before. i think the united states is really got to think seriously now if it's not going to exercise leadership, freedom fighters who were principally fighting for dignity and freedom, not fighting for the black islamic member of al qaeda initially. if you're not going to do that, at least you exercise at every leadership can diplomatically and put together between some elements of the regime, not including assad and there may be unpalatable things that need to be done in the assad in the u.s. may play more of a leaning forward ruled that ambassador suggested. this scene if there is not a deal between some remnant of this regime that represents the key state structures and that opposition force both outside and inside syria that we back in belief can be a force in serious future and see whether or not you can't marginalize an otter rush to chaos in damascus. >> i just wanted to mention a couple things. as ambassador ford has said, the revolution started out
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